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How mobile devices change real businesses

This post first appeared on the LINE blog on 22nd March 2012.

The practical, simple functionality of smartphones and tablet devices helps transform our day-to-day lives, and that transformation is being brought to the workplace.

The mobilised workforce are using apps and native features of smartphones to build a better working day for themselves. What that means to the business is more staff, spending more time being where they are most effective, supported by smartphones and tablets. Mobile technology is transforming the workplace and here are some examples of businesses taking advantage of that.

that features everything from shared contact details to best practice documents. They use Skype on iPad for video calls, cutting down the cost of f2f meetings and lost time in travel.

Benetton – Retail – replaced print catalogues, saved 15 days each member of staff in training, catalogue could be updated on the fly with last minute changes. The iPad’s security features are very important to Benetton. contact details to best practice documents. They use Skype on iPad for video calls, cutting down the cost of f2f meetings and lost time in travel.

GE – Technology – “Not just for email, but for scheduling, productivity, and getting content anywhere. Before travel and meetings always required a laptop. Now you’re no longer tethered to your location — and you’re still productive.”
Grupo BBVA – Banking – the successful Spanish bank see Apple’s iPhone and iPad as a platform that they can put employee training and information apps on in a very short time. They have developed specific workflow applications for team management and instead of bringing out print outs or Powerpoints they view data in real time. The devices have passed all their tests for top-level security.

Medtronic – Medical – iPad has enabled increased productivity, efficiency and knowledge sharing with 1000s of staff. Apps fully integrated into sales back end and the launch created genuine excitement. Businesses will be outcompeted if they just ‘deliver what they have always delivered’.

As well as producing award winning mobile learning products, LINE also offers you the capability to create, manage and distribute mobile content across your organisation with our LINE Mobile Enterprise Platform.